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up. >>> president obama won most of the swing states last night for a convention victory in the electoral vote count. the winner has been named in all states except florida which is still too close to call at this point. mr. obama has a 50 to 48% lead over republican mitt romney in the popular vote. both candidates spoke last night. romney appeared in boston. he said the election is over but his principles endure. president obama appeared in chicago to claim victory. he calls for reconciliation and a divisive election. he told supporters the best is yet to come. and cbs reporter bigad shaban joins us from chicago where the president, of course, is celebrating at the end of a campaign that lasted nearly two years and cost some $2 billion. bigad. >> reporter: good morning. here's where the president took the stage at half past midnight in his hometown of chicago. he was greeted by a crowd of cheering supporters but one of the first few things he said during his half hour or so speech is that he wanted to congratulate governor romney and paul ryan on what he described as a h
for his new job as head of the u.s. european command. however president obama has now agreed to put the general's confirmation for that poston hold. >> while this matter is under investigation and before the facts are determined, general allen will remain commander. >> reporter: general allen denies he has done anything wrong. now extramarital affairs are viewed as risky for intelligence officers. the fear is they might be blackmailed into keeping the affair quiet. frank and michelle. >> let's talk a little bit more about jill kelley. she was named as the person who sparked this fbi investigation in the first place. now she's linked to general allen. what else can you tell us. >> reporter: well, that's right, michelle. she was complaining about harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. she is 37 years old. she is from tampa florida and essentially she's a socialite. she hosted parties for david petreaus between 2008 and 2010. and david petreaus said he had frequented her home for these parties and she is married. >> and david petreaus he stepped down but what's the status of his affai
. whatever the numbers show it will serve more as ammunition for both president obama and mitt romney in their final push before tuesday's big election. political experts say at this point, it's unlikely these numbers will sway voters. today's report will be from october. economists predict a slight gain in jobs from last month. the september report shows unemployment dropped to 7.8%. that was the first dip below 8 since the president took office. today both candidates are plunging into rapid campaign pace. president obama has three events in the battleground state of ohio, mitt romney has two. a lot of analysts say the buckeye state could be the deciding state in the electoral vote. >> today, because of the resilience of the american people, our businesses have created over 5 million new jobs. [ applause and cheers ] >> the american auto industry is back on top. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: yesterday the president got back on the campaign trail after overseeing the government's response to superstorm sandy on the east coast. >> middle income people in america have really been
his re-election president obama will urge lawmakers to work together and prevent that so- called "fiscal cliff." mr. obama set to deliver a speech later this morning. if congressional democrats and the republicans don't reach a budget deal by year's end the bush-era tax cuts will expire and deep across-the-board cuts will kick in. vice president joe biden and others in washington are expressing confidence it can be avoided. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not to go over the cliff. i think better heads will prevail. >> let's hope so. the congressional budget office predicts the "fiscal cliff" would send the unemployment rate skyrocketing above 9% next year. >>> time now is 5:11. forget black friday. which retailers want to get you in the door on thanksgiving. >> plus, creepy or totally natural? the breast-feeding babydol that has some parents outraged. coming up. ,, drivers off guard today. cbs reporter sean bennett in nyack with the conditions rt now. mick hodges tow truck driver "and they let a bunch of cas through without any chains d then it started sn here
the white house and take back america! >> well, it's almost over. president obama and mitt romney are making one final push as this is the final day of campaigning before the big election tomorrow. here's susan mcginnis with a look at where the campaign trail leads on this election eve. she joins us live from washington, d.c. i imagine you're ready to have it finished. >> reporter: don't we wish it could all go on forever? the ads and the rallies? alas, this is the last chance they will have to crisscross the swing states trying to get last-minute undecided voters. >>> reporter: president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder introduced him. also at ohio, mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it's possible but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossing the country. on sunday, president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. >> yeah! >> but if you haven't, there's still time. >> reporter: today, he will hit more swing states, wisconsin, iowa and ohio
. >>> president obama has sent secretary of state hillary clinton to the middle east to help mediate an end to the deadly conflict there between israel and the palestinians. it's now been about a week since israel began air strikes at the gaza strip. it is retaliation for rocket attacks on israel by hamas. at least 113 palestinians have been killed in gaza, nearly half civilians. the death toll in israel remains at 3. susan mcginnis has more on the continuing violence. >>> reporter: mosques in gaza issued the call for morning prayers today even as bombs and missiles rained down around them. the israeli military says it hit about 100 terror sites overnight, including the islamic national bank in gaza city that israel says it used to fund terror operations. hamas militants have launched more than 1,000 rockets into israel during this week-long battle. palestinian officials say 38 more people were killed monday including women and children. israel says it's time to minimize civilian casualties. >> the problem is the terrorists are hiding these rocket launchers deep inside civilian areas in mos
including 54 trees. the theme this season is joy to all. first lady michelle obama invited military families today for a tour of those decorations. >> with that the rockefeller center christmas tree in new york city is all lit up. the 80-foot norway spruce came from new jersey and it was decorated with more than 30,000 multicolored lights. it's such a beautiful sight. >> have you been there before? yeah. >>> i have never seen the tree. >> gorgeous. >>> this would have been nice. a powerball dream come true. two tickets were picked all the right numbers in the biggest jackpot ever. ticketholders will split $588 million. 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and a power number of 6 were the numbers. one winner is in arizona, one in missouri. the odds of winning last night's jackpot one in 175 million. you're more likely to be elected president or hitting two consecutive holes in one. probably both at the same time. [ laughter ] >> no kidding. >>> the jackpot triggered a ticket buying spree but not here in california. the lottery commission is meeting trying to hammer that would allow the golden state join the big
and the lights were working at the time. >>> president obama and congressional leaders are ready to meet today to talk about how to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." the series of tax increases and spending cuts that would kick in january 1 if the house and senate cannot come up with a budget agreement. the main issue dividing democrats and republicans is whether the wealthiest americans should pay a bigger share of taxes. >>> the federal housing administration says it has exhausted its reserves and will have to take a new round of measures to shore up its finances. the fha doesn't make loans but backs up lenders if borrowers stop paying. the agency is expected to tell congress today that its capital cushion fell to minus $16 billion in 2012. now a taxpayer bailout is possible. >>> 5:19. apple stock isn't worth a half trillion dollars anier mo. shares dropped 2% on wall street dropping the total amount of apple stock to under $500 billion for the first time since mid-may. shares are down since issues with the company but they are certainly selling product. >>> a neighborhood backlash means a
. >>> president obama will speak with reporters. he plans to discuss the deadline for democratic and republican leaders to reach a budget deal that addresses the nation's debt. today he will talk to labor leaders including members of general electric, walmart and ford. >>> thea pharmacy in massachusetts distributed silicon injections that have been linked to the outbreak of fungal meningitis that killed 32 people in the country. lawmakers want to find out who knew what about the outbreak and when. >>> this morning, millions of toyota cars are being recalled around the world including 670,000 right here in the u.s. the recall involves the prius and other models produced since the year 2000. there's a defect in the steering shaft that could cause steering problems. and 630,000 cars are being recalled for water pump problems. >>> artifacts were stolen from the oakland museum monday night. security guards watched the heist happen from surveillance video and following protocol called police but not before the burglars took off. it may have been the work of copycats. >> there have been some high- pro
house. >> one lucky turkey president obama will part the thanksgiving turkey at the rose garden ceremony. the white house has had turkey ceremonies since the 1800s. it was the original president bush who made the pardon an annual event back in 1989. pardon turkeys live out the retirement home in mount vernon, virginia, where george washington used to live. now there's probably a dozen turkeys hanging out on his property. >> i think so. >>> 5:56. in the next half hour food for the needy stolen off a bay area porch. >> while the thief was watching the house, the house was watching the thief. >> and israel rocked by a bus bombing. hillary clinton calls the new violence a terrorist attack. where peace talks in the middle east stand now. >> we're live at sfo where it's expected to be one of the busiest travel days of of the year. we'll give you an update on flight delays and we'll give you some tips to save you time and lines. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, where world leaders stand oa cease-fire. good morning. it's >>> a bomb rips through a bus in israel shattering hopes for peace. >> it's one of t
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